Almost half of the world’s cashew supply is produced in Africa, yet most processing takes place in Vietnam and India. This means that raw cashew nuts are shipped to Asia, shelled in Vietnam or India and then shipped to Europe. Not a very sustainable route to Europe. With the help of European actors, some local processing in Africa has been developed. But there still is a long way to go. For the CBI programme on Natural Ingredients West Africa, ProFound has dived into the European market for cashews and how West African countries can access this market. This Tailored Intelligence research has identified [Read more]
By request of CBI, ProFound has made a detailed & tailored analysis of European markets for sustainably-produced cashew nuts. This analysis was done in the framework of a pilot programme of IDH, with the ambition that in the next few years 20% of the cashew nuts imported into the Europe will be sustainably produced! The global results of this study have been recently published on IDH's website.